The company will promote its extensive range of standard and speciality coloured, white and black masterbatches, compounds and additives.
Colloids, with in-house R&D and factories in Merseyside, Northamptonshire and China, provides innovative polymer solutions for a wide range of markets and applications; packaging is a key market sector for the business.
The Colloids’ product range covers blown & cast film, sheet & fibre extrusion, compounding, injection moulding, blow moulding and vacuum forming packaging production processes. In addition to offering masterbatches in standard RAL and Pantone colours, Colloids also offers bespoke customised and special effect metallic, pearlescent, glitter , speckled, marble effects and many other colouring solutions.
Additionally, Colloids offers specialty additive products which provide end use application performance attributes including: antifog, antistatic, antiblock, antislip, antibacterial, fire retardant for construction and UV protection for film packaging; electrically conductive and ESD (electrostatically dissipative) grades for electrical and electronics, consumer, medical and ESD industrial packaging; anti-stick grades for stacked rigid packaging; biodegradable, fully recyclable grades. All Colloids products aim to provide both added value processing benefits, such as higher throughput rates, as well as to improve the quality and functional performance of finished products.
Bob Thomas, technical director, commented: “Colloids has a proven reputation with leading packaging manufacturing companies in the UK and internationally for our technical added value products. The Colloids R & D team has recently developed a number of new products for plastics packaging and so Packaging Innovation is the ideal event to showcase them.
“We also hope to meet companies looking for alternative black colouring solutions for rigid plastic packaging, such as for microwavable food trays, which can be detected by recycling companies using NIR (near infra-red) sorting systems, as well as having initial discussions with forward thinking manufacturing companies interested in collaborating with us to develop more sustainable and recyclable polymer packaging for consumer products.”
The Colloids stand will be focusing on its express colour service and latest innovations for packaging customers:
Packaging Innovations,Empack, Label&Print 2018 takes place at the NEC Birmingham on the 28 February & 1 March 2018.